A Life of Stories


Each week I meet with sweet group of young ladies from the local high school. A freshmen, a junior, and  a few seniors.  As a youth pastor, this isn’t unique.  What’s makes them unique to me is that they are willing to meet at 6:30….a.m., do homework for it, and they are all from different churches coming together because they all love Jesus.  I know other people have great ladies like this, but these are mine.

 We share Starbucks, laughter, and life while we read about how God is at work and what he is teaching us.  I won’t lie, there are snowy cold mornings when it’s hard to get out of bed but it’s always worth it.  It’s a window into the world they live at school, what they are learning in their different youth groups, and how it all relates to God’s work in their lives.  I honestly believe I learn more than they do as they talk about situations or people that need prayer.

We are reading Mark Batterson’s, In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.  He asks, “Are you living your life in a way that is worth telling stories about?”  As I read that (still to discuss this week), I thought of these girls.  They are faithful, honest, and young women of God seeking to live for Him in their public school.  They are worth telling stories about.

I will miss the Seniors as they move on to college next year – yet they are ready.  They are excited to see what God has in store for them as they seek to live for him on their campus’.  Each summer I wonder, who will join our group next fall – God knows and it as work in them even now.

Are you living a life worth telling stories about?

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